Claim Your Scholarship

Scholarship claim periods are open every year in the Fall (September 1-30) and Spring (February 1 – March 31). Most awards are paid out to students in two installments. Scholarship payments are typically processed and mailed to the student’s postsecondary institution or directly to the student within 3-4 weeks after a student submits their claim form. Incorrectly submitted documents or incomplete forms may result in delayed processing times.

Contact the MFEI if you have a question about your award or payment schedule.

 

Fall Claim

The fall claim and deferral forms are currently closed. The next fall period to submit a claim or deferral will be from September 1 – 30, 2017.

Fall Claim Requirements

  • Financial aid award letter from the financial aid office of the college/university. The letter should show your financial aid awarded for the full academic year.
  • “Official Verification of Attendance” bearing the university seal and stating your enrollment status as a full-time student. This document is available from your college Registrar or Admissions Office. Class schedules are NOT accepted.
  • Your student ID number.
  • The address where the award disbursement is to be mailed.

 

Spring Claim

The Spring 2017 Claim is now open:  Scholarship Claim Form

Spring Claim Requirements

  • Most recent Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA or CA Dream Act application for the following academic year.
  • Official transcript, showing first semester/quarter grades. Please note, unofficial transcripts WILL NOT be accepted.
  • “Official Verification of Attendance” bearing the university seal and stating your enrollment status as a full-time student. This document is available from your college Registrar or Admissions Office. Class schedules are NOT accepted.
  • Update Letter: A 500-750 word letter briefly describing your experiences, successes, and challenges in college to date. You are encouraged to write about significant or memorable events that shaped this past academic year.
  • Your student ID number.
  • The address where the award disbursement is to be mailed.

 

For questions or concerns about claiming your scholarship or requesting a deferment, please review these SCHOLARSHIP CLAIMS FAQs

For all other questions, please contact MFEI at info@marcusfoster.org